Course aim

To equip candidates with the skill and understanding to operate the Telescopic Handler in a safe and efficient manner

Course content

The Telescopic Handler Course comprises of 11 modules:-

  • Operate the Telescopic Handler across a range of activities to a recognised standard;
  • Identify hazards, understand the principles of risk assessments and know the relevance of statutory regulations, ACOPs and guidance documents;
  • Know and understand Health and Safety legislation;
  • Carry out routine maintenance and inspections;
  • Understand the layout and use of controls;
  • Carry out simple manoeuvres, forward and reverse movements, turns, emergency stops, positioning and collections with and without ancillary equipment;
  • Identify and know the use and limitations of the Telescopic Handler and various ancillary equipment;
  • Know safety practices and safety checks;
  • Know how to prepare machine for use on public highways;
  • Be able to complete records, logs and safety check sheets:


  • 30 Multi Choice Questions Exam
  • Practical examination


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